Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949 and is a government-owned/contractor operated facility. Lockheed Martin is the private sector contractor operator. Sandia National Laboratories mission is to address national security in the area of nuclear weapons, energy, resource and nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, homeland security and defense. Sandi National Laboratories main facilities are in New Mexico and California with a number of smaller labs within the US.
Ice giant planets have more water volume than believed
(PhysOrg.com) -- The idea of compressing water is foreign to our daily experience. Nevertheless, an accurate estimate of waters shrinking volume under the huge gravitational pressures of large planets is essential ...
Sandia Labs harnessing the sun's energy with tiny particles
Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with partner institutions Georgia Tech, Bucknell University, King Saud University and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are using a falling particle receiver to more efficiently ...
New model of geological strata may aid oil extraction, water recovery and Earth history studies
(Phys.org) -- A Sandia modeling study contradicts a long-held belief of geologists that pore sizes and chemical compositions are uniform throughout a given strata, which are horizontal slices of sedimentary rock.
Salt block unexpectedly stretches in new experiments
To stretch a supply of salt generally means using it sparingly.
Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees
Sandia National Laboratories researchers, using off-the-shelf equipment in a chemistry lab, have been working on ways to improve amputees control over prosthetics with direct help from their own nervous systems.
Researchers find energy storage 'solutions' in MetILs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sandia researchers have developed a new family of liquid salt electrolytes, known as MetILs, that could lead to batteries able to cost-effectively store three times more energy than todays batteries.
Unique approach to materials allows temperature-stable circuits
(Phys.org) -- Sandia National Laboratories researcher Steve Dai jokes that his approach to creating materials whose properties wont degenerate during temperature swings is a lot like cooking mixing ingredients ...
Developing power-over-fiber communications cable: When total isolation is a good thing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes total electrical isolation is a good thing and thats the idea behind a power-over-fiber (PoF) communications cable being developed by engineers at Sandia National Laboratories.
Chameleon-like camouflage: 'Nano-camo' for fashionistas and environmentalists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Certain fish species blend with their environment by changing color. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have demonstrated that, in theory, they could cause synthetic materials to change color like ...
Magnetic mixing creates quite a stir (w/ Video)
Sandia researchers have developed a process that can mix tiny volumes of liquid, even in complicated spaces.